Facets of Culture in the Age of Social Transition Proceedings of the All-Russian Research Conference

The proceedings bring together papers and articles presented at the All-Russian Research Conference with International Participation ‘Facets of Culture in the Age of Social Transition’, which took place in Yekaterinburg, March 23–24, 2018, at the Department of Art History and Socio-Cultural Technologies (Ural Institute of Humanities of the Ural Federal University). Among the participants of the conference were authors from Russia, Hungary, and China, with the widely distributed geography: Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Saint-Petersburg, Budapest, Skan, Krasnoyarsk, Perm, Omsk, Samara, Chelyabinsk, etc. Among the authors were researchers and academic authors, professors of Russian and foreign universities, as well as postgraduate students and master’s students of Ural Federal University.

Conference topics: The conference consists of five sections presenting a variety of approaches to cultural research, including historical as well as contemporary aspects. Both the conference and the resulting collection of articles highlight the dialogue between the cultural worlds: Russia – East–West; the constants and the transitions in the evolution of Russian culture in the XXth and XXIst centuries; state cultural policy and the development of ethnic and regional cultures; cultural diversity in the era of globalization and mediatization; culture and education.

Conference date: 23–24 March 2018
Location: Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation 
Editor: Kirillova Natalia Borisovna – Doctor of cultural studies, professor Ural Federal University, Russia Federation
Organizer: Department of Art History and Socio-Cultural Technologies, Ural Institute of Humanities of the Ural Federal University
Sponsors: Ural Federal University and Ural Institute of Humanities
Published: 23 December 2018
ISSN: 2518-6841

Sustainability and Resilience Conference: Mitigating Risks and Emergency Planning – Engineering Track

The Sustainability and Resilience Conference is an annual conference organized by the Deanship of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research at the University of Bahrain (UOB), and under the patronage of His Excellency, Prof. Ryadh Hamzah, President of the UOB. The concept of “Sustainability and Resilience” in itself is not new worldwide, yet still new to the Middle East region in general, and to the Gulf states in particular. In 2018, the first edition of the conference is conducted in collaboration with the Northumbria University in the United Kingdom and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and is dedicated to the main theme of “Mitigating Disaster and Emergency Planning” in three vital sectors: (1) Energy and Engineering, (2) Health and Science, and (3) Cyber Security and Networks. The conference is a great opportunity for positioning Bahrain as a “Regional Hub” for sustainability and resilience and provides participants (both academics and practitioners) with gigantic opportunities for knowledge sharing and experience exchange that would eventually accumulate in setting new policies and strategies.

Conference date: 15–16 October 2018
Location: ART Rotana Amwaj – Kingdom of Bahrain 
Editors: Dr. Mohamed Qader (Head of Editorial Committee, University of Bahrain); Members of Editorial Committee: Dr. Andrew Collins (Northumbria University), Dr. Maitland Hyslop (Northumbria University), Dr. Maamar Taleb (University of Bahrain), Dr. Hanan Albuflasa (University of Bahrain), Dr. Khalil Jassim (University of Bahrain), Dr. Hala Sanad (University of Bahrain), Dr. Nada Megahed (University of Bahrain), Dr. Joao Pinelo Silva (University of Bahrain), and Dr. Omar Al-Abbasi (University of Bahrain)
Organizer: University of Bahrain
Sponsor: Tatweer Petroleum Company
Published: 15 October 2018
ISSN: 2518-6841

Breakthrough directions of scientific research at MEPhI: Development prospects within the Strategic Academic Units

MEPhI’s Section of the Scientific Session on “Breakthrough directions of scientific research at MEPhI: development prospects within the Strategic Academic Units” implies discussion of the main achievements and future plans for the Strategic Academic Units scientific development.

Conference date: 23–25 October 2017
Location: Moscow, Russia
Editors: S. V. Genisaretskaya, V. V. Klimov, D. S. Veselov, Yu. A. Akmalova, and N. S. Barbashina
Organizer: National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)
Sponsor: National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)
Published: 8 October 2018
ISSN: 2518-6841

VII All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference of Students, Graduate Students and Young Scientists (TIM'2018)

The modern applied problems of theory and practice in the fields of metallurgical heat engineering, automation systems and information for a wide range of applications were discussed in the TIM'2018 Conference. The conference was held in the form of two breakout sessions. In Session 1, 94 reports were presented on the "Actual problems of heat engineering and ecology of metallurgical production," and in Session 2, 27 reports were presented on the "Automation and information systems in education, science and industry." The organizing committee of the conference received 121 reports from 221 participants coming from 10 different countries—Australia, Algeria, Iran, Kazakhstan, Canada, China, Russia, Ukraine, Croatia, and South Africa. Among the conference participants and authors of the reports were several well-known scientists and specialists and their young colleagues including the graduate, undergraduate and senior students of the universities.

Conference topics: Heat engineering and ecology of metallurgical production; information systems and technologies in education, science and production; development of the theory of heat and mass transfer in relation to pyrometallurgical technologies; improvement of existing and development of resource- and energy-saving, environmentally safe technologies and designs of units in pyrometallurgy; mathematical modeling of thermophysical processes and software development to solve complex technological problems for control of complex energy-saturated high-temperature units and their complexes in metallurgy. 

Conference date: 17–18 May 2018
Location: Ekaterinburg, Russia
Editor: Nikolai Spirin (Spirin N.A.)
Organizer: Ural Federal University
Sponsor: Ural Federal University
Published: 17 July 2018
ISSN: 2518-6841

Russian Forum of Young Scientists (RFYS)

The aim of this conference was to create a discussion forum for exchanging research ideas and experience amongst the young scientists from Russia. The forum—which attracted some 20,000 delegates from 150 countries—also served as a platform for selecting young scientists to be participating in the XIX-th World Festival of Youth and Students that took place in October 2017. 

Conference topics: Engineering, natural sciences, mathematics and computing, humanities and social sciences, and economics and management. The forum also included invited lectures from the world leading scientists from Italy, United Kingdom, and Russia, as well as workshops and discussions.

Conference date: 27–28 April 2017
Location: Ekaterinburg, Russia
Editors: Prof. Vladimir Vaskovski and Dr. Mikhail Varaksin
Organizer: Ural Federal University
Published: 7 May 2018
ISSN: 2518-6841

Postmodern Urban and Regional Planning in Iraq

The conference aimed to examine the status of Urban and Regional planning in Iraq during the Proliferation era of Postmodernism, in pursuance of grasping a cognitive and a scientific profile of the history of the contemporary Iraqi city.

Conference goals: Reiterating the interrelationship of planning sciences at the urban, regional, environmental, and physical levels, and their compound impact on the planning of the contemporary cities; highlighting the originality and identity of the Iraqi city in the face of foreseen and unforeseen challenges; stimulating the interaction between philosophical and theoretical dimensions of Planners and Architect’s premises of postmodernism; and advancing a planning and architectural vision to energize the physical state of affairs of the Iraqi city and to develop realistic urban development standards.

Conference date: 26–27 December 2017
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Editors: Dr. Abdelwehab Alwehab, Dr. Amer Alkanani, and Dr. Adil Alnuaimi
Organizer: University of Baghdad
Sponsor: International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) and Iraqi Islamic Bank
Published: 3 May 2018
ISSN: 2518-6841

XIII International Youth Scientific and Practical Conference "FUTURE OF ATOMIC ENERGY - AtomFuture 2017"

The participants of this scientific conference include students, masters and graduate students, young scientists engaged in research work under the guidance of scientists of scientific research institutes, enterprises, and specialized universities of the nuclear industry.

Conference topics: Calculation and design of nuclear power reactors; design and operation of nuclear power plants; perspective methods of obtaining and transforming energy; control, management, and diagnostics of physical installations and industrial facilities; ecology and safety of nuclear energy; information technologies in nuclear energy; medical radiology; new materials; and development of nuclear energy and the role of professional non-governmental and public organizations.

Conference date: 27–30 November 2017
Location: Obninsk, Kaluga region, Russia
Editors: Yu. V. Levchenko and Yu. E Karazhelevskaya.
Organizers: Obninsk Institute for Nuclear Power Engineering of the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, CIS Internet School / International Nuclear Education
Sponsor: Obninsk Institute for Nuclear Power Engineering of the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI
Published: 21 February 2018
ISSN: 2518-6841

6th Engineering, Science and Technology Conference - Panama 2017 (ESTEC 2017)

The 6th Engineering, Science and Technology Conference (ESTEC 2017) organized by the Universidad Tecnologica de Panama (UTP) is the most relevant engineering-based conference in the country. The conference included technical tours to the Cocoli Gate and the Miraflores Visitors Center of the Panama Canal and to the Wind Power Park in Penonome, Panama.

Conference topics: Agroindustry; astronomy; bioengineering; education on engineering, energy, and environment; ICT engineering; infrastructure and construction; logistics and transportation; manufacturing processes and material science; and robotic, automation and artificial intelligence.

Conference date: 11–13 October 2017
Location: Panama City, Panama
Editors: Dr. Guadalupe Gonzalez, Dr. Carlos Medina, and Dr. Maytee Zambrano
Sponsors: Copa Airlines, FedEx, Ciudad del Saber, CENAMEP-AIP, Wilkes University, University of Arkansas, and SENACYT
Academic Partner: IEEE Panama Section
Published: 4 February 2018
ISSN: 2518-6841

Simposio Iberoamericano en Programación Informática (Ibero-American Symposium on Computer Programming)


Spanish. El Simposio Iberoamericano en programación Informática (SIIPRIN) representa un foro de encuentro Iberoamericano de investigadores y profesionales dedicados al estudio e investigación de los distintos aspectos involucrados en la programación informática. Su propósito fundamental es fomentar el contacto, la cooperación científica y profesional en esta temática.

SIIPRIN surge de la necesidad de crear y mantener un foro de discusión entre científicos, académicos y profesionales interesados en el estudio e investigación de la programación informática en nuestra sociedad así como en la educación superior. En este simposio se facilitará un punto de encuentro para presentar, diseminar y discutir resultados de investigaciones en curso o realizadas en torno a esta temática. Como objetivo implícito, se pretende fomentar la colaboración entre los distintos interesados donde se espera incentivar el desarrollo de una base científica en este campo.


The Ibero-American Symposium on Computer Programming (SIIPRIN) represents an Ibero-American meeting forum for researchers and professionals focused on the study and research of the different aspects involved in computer programming. Its goal is to foster the dissemination of works keeping in mind academic, scientific and professional issues on this topic.

SIIPRIN arises from the need to create and maintain a discussion forum among scientists, academics and professionals interested in the study and research of computer programming in our society as well as in the academic arena. In this symposium, a meeting place is provided to present, disseminate and discuss the results of ongoing or consolidated research conducted on this topic. As an implicit objective, it is intended to foster collaboration among the different stakeholders, where we expect to encourage the development of a scientific basis in this field.

Conference date: 16–17 November 2017
Location: Riobamba, Ecuador
Editors: Omar S. Gómez, Gloria Arcos, Raúl H. Rosero, Lorena Aguirre, Eduardo Villa, and Blanca Hidalgo
Sponsor: Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo
Published: 30 January 2018
ISSN: 2518-6841 


The International Conference on Design and Technology

DesTech is a multidisciplinary space where practitioners, academics, and researchers explore and share the most recent advances in the interaction of design, engineering, and technology.

The scope of the Conference: The four-day program included keynote speakers, presenters, and exhibitors, envisioning future applications of design and technology centered around the themes of inclusion, innovation, and interdisciplinary design.

Selection and Peer-review under the responsibility of the DesTech Conference Committee.

Conference date: 5–8 December 2016
Location: Geelong, Australia
Organizer: Deakin University, Australia
Editors: Paul K. Collins, School of Engineering, Deakin University and Ian Gibson, School of Engineering, Deakin University 
Published: 9 February 2017
ISSN: 2518-6841